Intern Required

Want to improve your English at the same time as gaining some valuable work experience here in the UK? EC is a busy English language school right in the centre of the beautiful university city of Cambridge. We are currently looking for an intern for approx 6 months (from October 2010) to carry out a range of administrative tasks as a valued member of our friendly customer-service team! Although this is an unpaid position, we will provide you with accommodation (in a host family or student residence) for the duration of your internship, as well as a weekly bus pass for travel around the city. A placement with EC is a great opportunity to meet lots of international friends, as well as get some English-language practice in a UK office environment . Send your CV now to sarahpaxton@ecenglish.com if you’re interested and would like to apply or find out more! Meet our current interns and what they have to say about working at EC Cambridge English school… I did two internships for EC English each eight weeks. I’m really glad that I had the possibility to work for EC Cambridge because I worked in several places and learned a lot. When you work for EC Cambridge you work with friendly people who appreciate your help. I also like the fact that as an intern you are responsible for certain duties. Aside from improving my language skills I also got in touch with people from all over the world. I really enjoyed my internship in a lovely city like Cambridge! Martina Reinmann I was an intern at EC Cambridge for three months, and I feel really lucky I was offered this internship. I worked in 2 different places, the main office and the Junior school. Both allowed me to acquire a lot … Read more

Next weeks activities!

As you may well know, learning the English Language, as with any Language, cannot purely be done in the classroom! Here at EC Cambridge we feel the best way to learn English, is to go to an English speaking country and take English Language Lessons so you can immerse yourself in the English culture and learn English outside the classroom! Whatever your level, whether your learning English for the FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS exams, whether your learning English as part of your job or for University, here at EC we like to aid you as much as possible! Next week’s free activities are a great opportunity to meet other students and speak English together. Punting will continue next week weather permitting or you can take a walk up Castle Hill! Great St Mary’s is a big favourite as students get a fantastic view of Cambridge! And finally to mix it up, we have a visit to the Cambridge University Zoology Museum! For the times and more information, pick up a program, available now from the computer room, common room and the academic office.

JOB CLUB RETURNS TO EC CAMBRIDGE

Need to earn some extra cash between your English Language Classes at EC Cambridge? Well we are here to help. On the first Thursday of every month, EC Cambridge will be running a job club to assist our long term English Language Students with finding Employment locally. The club will help you with many aspects of finding work, such as C.V workshops, interview skill workshops, access to relevant resources in the computer room and even assistance with obtaining a National Insurance Number. Please remember that your student visa may prohibit/restrict your ability to work in the UK, so bring your passport and visa with you if you are unsure about this. Feel free to come along and look for further updates on the blog regarding this. Come and see me [Mike], if you have any further questions. Hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

FCE, CAE and CPE registration.

Calling all EC Cambridge English Language School Students. The closing date for registration of the FCE, CAE and CPE exams will be the 20th October. Your teachers will give you  more information and inform you of how to enroll.

OCTOBER EXCURSIONS!!!!!

Sat 2nd London After a morning coach tour of the historic city (included) the rest of the day is free to do as you please. Maybe visit some of the many famous sights, such as the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the street entertainers in Covent Garden Market, the museums, the galleries, the great shopping areas, China Town, a boat trip on the River Thames and on and on and on, there’s just too much to see and do in only one day. £20.00 Sun 3rd Oxford & Blenheim Palace Visit the city of dreaming spires and oldest University in the country, founded in 1249. Explore and enjoy the famous colleges, museums, exhibitions and the city’s excellent shopping centre. We also visit the impressive Blenheim Palace, ancestral stately home of the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Palace admission included. £30.00 Wed 6th London Theatre – The Phantom of the Opera Spend an evening in London’s theatre land, the West End, and enjoy this, perhaps,  its most famous musical. £45.00 Sat/Sun 9/10th Bath & Stonehenge Bath is Britain’s most beautiful city. Here we have a guided walking tour (included) of the historic city centre with its stunning Georgian architecture and its’ famous hot water springs and where you will visit the Roman Baths, the underground remains of the ancient Roman city (admission included). Plenty of free time then allows you to further explore and enjoy the sights, shops, street entertainers and great nightlife the city has to offer. En route back to Cambridge on Sunday, we visit Stonehenge (admission included), Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument. A great weekend. £100.00 Sat 9th Canterbury & Leeds Castle Christianity was introduced to Britain at Canterbury in 597 and here … Read more

Football Tickets!!!

I have been supplied with a limited number of tickets for two football matches. 12th October – The European Qualifier England vs Bursaspor at Wembley £60! Includes transfers to and from Wembley and the Match ticket! 20th Ocotber – Champions League Football Manchester United vs Bursaspor at Old Trafford £75 includes transfers to and from Manchester Stadium and tickets to the game! Book NOW to avoid disappointment! See Mike in the computer room as soon as possible!

Next Weeks Musical

On Wednesday 29th of September, EC Cambridge students have the chance to see two of London’s biggest musicals in the west end, Grease and Chicago. If you like rock ‘n’ roll and lots of dancing then don’t miss Grease one of the most famous musicals of all time! On the same night you can see Chicago, one of the worlds biggest and sexiest musicals! Both are a bargain at £45 each. See Mike in the Computer Room to book and do it soon as places are filling up fast!

Facebook

Why not check out Facebook page. Just type EC English in the Facebook search bar! On Facebook you can get regular updates on activities,  trips, competitions and on academic matters such as exam registrations for FCE, CAE, CPE at EC Cambridge. Also find out what’s on as part of your free activity programme. If you have left EC Cambridge, why not write a review on www.my-language-travel.com/language-school/EC-CAMBRIDGE. Click on Cambridge and write something short about your time here.

This weekends Excursions at EC Cambridge

This weekend we offer trips to Brighton and Stratford & Warwick Castle. Stratford & Warwick Castle – Visit Stratford upon Avon, Birthplace of William Shakespeare and see the house where he was born and the church where he is now buried. In the afternoon we visit Warwick Castle, the finest medieval in the country. £30 On Suday we visit Brighton. Why not take a look at the Royal Pavillion, the pier and the famous arcades, shops and restaurants. £25. To book see Mike in the computer room before 14:00 on Wednesday!

Tell us what you think about your time at EC Cambridge

Hi all A lot of the blogs we post are for current English language students and students coming to study English at EC Cambridge. However this blog is aimed at students who have left EC Cambridge to move on to new jobs and studies etc. At EC Cambridge we love to know what you think about your time here. We want to know what you thought about your English Language classes, your english teachers, the activity program and your accommodation at EC if you used it. You can express your thoughts and feelings about all of the above at my-language-travel.com Any current students, feel free to do this to and let me know when you have as there may be something in it for you!